The Best Movies of the 1940s

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21

Laura 1944, 88 min.

Otto Preminger     Starring: Gene TierneyDana AndrewsClifton Webb

Crime Thriller    Crime    Detective Film

Held position in the past 45 days

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Brief Encounter 1945, 86 min.

David Lean     Starring: Celia JohnsonTrevor HowardStanley Holloway

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Romance

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To Be or Not to Be 1942, 99 min.

Ernst Lubitsch     Starring: Carole LombardJack BennyRobert Stack

Comedy    Farce    Satire

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White Heat 1949, 114 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: James CagneyVirginia MayoEdmond O'Brien

Crime Thriller    Crime    Film Noir

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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Key Largo 1948, 100 min.

John Huston     Starring: Lauren BacallLionel BarrymoreClaire Trevor

Crime Thriller    Crime    Film Noir

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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Red River 1948, 133 min.

Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson     Starring: John WayneMontgomery CliftJoanne Dru

Adventure    Epic    Western

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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The Lost Weekend 1945, 101 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Ray MillandJane WymanPhillip Terry

Addiction Drama    Drama    Film Noir

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